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Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 12, Port Ghalib, Marsa Alam, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #19 of 69 Hotels in Marsa Alam
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“simple and friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

just returned from the Marina Lodge. An excellent holiday. The diving was fabulous (we used Emporer Divers - highly recommended). The hotel had low occupancy so was very peaceful. The staff are friendly and helpful - we had the hugest towel scuplture ever! There is nothing to do, nowhere to go (apart from diving) which made the week very relaxing.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MarinaLodge2012, Manager at Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We take pleasure in knowing that you had a good experience during your recent stay; our first service promise to our guests is to provide great service to our guest .

We look forward to welcoming you back, should another holiday bring you to Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib in the nearest future!

With My Best Regards,

Amgad Helmy
Executive Assistant Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Just back from a very enjoyable week staying at the Marina Lodge and I have to say we had a fantastic time. We went out as a dive club trip (9 in total) and could not have been treated any better. It is fair to say that we all have travelled many times to Egypt. From the manageress Hanan to the restaurant staff and the gardeners, every one was very helpful and friendly.
A special thank you to the entertainment team, What a lovely couple so full of energy and enthusiasm.
We had a few special events to some of our group and wanted to do a little something to help us make it special.... Well after a brief chat outlining what we wanted to do the event well exceeded our expectations. A fantastic night. Thank you again.
The hotel is well situated. Quiet enough but close enough to the main Marina for more activities.
We went as a club dive holiday with Emperor, and found them good (we have used them on many occasions) but I think they could be better.
Thank you all again
Hope to see you next time.
Handycam

Room Tip: My room was on the top floor overlooking the pool. Could not fault it
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MarinaLodge2012, Manager at Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear Sir ,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us during your time at Marina Lodge Port Ghalib Resort.

I had the pleasure of reading your feedback and you have my assurance that it will be shared with our team members to let them know how they please our guests with their friendliness and response to guest needs.

We will be more pleased by having the pleasure of hosting you again at Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib Resort in the nearest future.

Sincerest regards,

Amgad Helmy
Executive Assistant Manager
Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We had an excellent stay at Marina Lodge. Our main reason for visiting was to dive and have somewhere wheelchair accessible to stay.

The diving was brilliant, and with the boat literally being just 30 seconds away made it so easy and convenient. Emperor Divers are an extremely professional and friendly company, the boat staff enabled Paul who can not walk to don his equipment and help in and out of the water. There are many pretty diving sites with great diversity of corals and marine life, we even had dolphins following the boat to one of the dive sites, awesome.

The staff and management at the hotel were excellent and extremely helpful and couldn't do enough to make you comfortable. The room was spacious, well maintained and clean. The grounds were well looked after and pretty, there are loads of lovely little alcoves and spaces for privacy, and plenty of sun loungers by the pool. There is a beach area to the right of the hotel which is great for snorkeling.

For those who are wheelchair users the accommodation is great, there is a very large wet room with roll in shower which has a shower seat which is easy to transfer to with rails surrounding it. There are grab rails around the toilet too. The door widths are very wide. The whole complex is accessible by ramps (some have a moderate incline and you would need a push - the staff are always happy to help).

The food was nice with a good choice (pasta / rice / meat / fish / salad), plenty of fresh foods cooked well. The chefs were regularly checking the food to ensure it was to standard.

Overall we were extremely happy with the facilities, staff, diving and we definitely would like to return again. We would recommend this place to friends who want to dive or have a relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MarinaLodge2012, Manager at Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Dear Jenna,

We take pleasure in knowing that you had a good experience during your recent stay; our first service promise to our guests is to provide great service to our guest .

We look forward to welcoming you back, should another holiday bring you to Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib in the nearest future!

With My Best Regards,

Amgad Helmy
Executive Assistant Manager
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I stayed in the Marina Lodge hotel in March 2013 solely for a diving holiday to escape the U.K weather !!!, Having been given my room on arrival to which was very good and clean the staff was very friendly and helpful
Throughout the stay was excellent and with the best part was i could see the boat mored from my room so only took 1 min to walk to enjoy the days diving... Emperor Diving would highly recommend very good...
The only negatives was within the hotel they cannot change egyptian money ( if note is too much)200 egypt pounds thats only £20 !!!!!!! and when presented with euro or sterling notes they still cannot change which was very frustrating. Also bar staff charge what they want for drinks BEWERE..they differ from whats priced on menu and try to forget your change until you remind them....

Room Tip: all rooms seem ok
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MarinaLodge2012, Manager at Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Dear Guest ,
Thank you for your wonderful comment on your stay at Marina Lodge.

It was a pleasure to have you with us during your last stay with us at Marina Lodge Port Ghalib Hotel . We have shared your comment with our staff. I would like to inform one and all that we have noted your comment in speed of change refund and will be shortly resolve it .

We are thrilled to hear that you will be coming back again and look forward to welcoming you soon with all family member .

Best Regards Amgad Helmy,
Executive Assistant Manager , Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Nice place to spend a holiday with the family .We booked last minute, price was affordable , i can say that the food is good as well the staff are polite. other side of the marina there is nice places to sepend the evening .
my kid did liked the place . the beach is ok.

Thank you . will be back next vacation

Room Tip: As for a room near to reception , it has nice view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MarinaLodge2012, General Manager at Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful comment on your stay at Marina Lodge ,

It was a pleasure to have you and your family with us during your last stay with us. We have shared your comment with our staff. We are thrilled to hear that you will be coming back again and look forward to welcoming you soon with all family member .

Best Regards

Amgad Helmy,
Executive Assistant Manager , Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I stayed here for just 1 day as part of my dive safari, however I did enjoy my stay. The staff was helpful and my room was quite large and comfortable. The buildings and grounds looked well maintained. It seems fairly quite, so excellent for a realxing holiday. If you need more, look elsewhere. All in all I would stay here again if I was to plan another dive holiday near Marsa Alam.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MarinaLodge2012, General Manager at Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Dear Sir ,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us during your time at Marina Lodge Port Ghalib Resort.

I had the pleasure of reading your feedback and you have my assurance that it will be shared with our team members to let them know how they please our guests with their friendliness and response to guest needs.

We will be more pleased by having the pleasure of hosting you again at Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib Resort in the nearest future.

Sincerest regards,

Amgad Helmy
Executive Assistant Manager
Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib
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Zelzate, Belgium
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This was allready our 4th time at the Marina Lodge.Also a large number of our family stayed there several times and where very charmed by the hotel.We now stayed there for 6 weeks.We like this hotel because it is quieter and more relaxing than some larger hotels.Many of the guests stay there to overcome the European winter.Also many divers come to the Marina Lodge because of it's location.The boats are at the front door.Also nice coral reefs in the direct nabourhood.The restaurant is nice the food was good and enough varieties.If you'd like something special they will prepare it for you if possible.The personel is very friendly and helpfull.The rooms are comfortable , but an old and small tv set. There used to be a private beach but this is no longer available .We now had to go to Crown Plaza with a free shuttle bus (5minutes) or with a free water taxi every 30 minutes. The animation is low profile but we don't want more of it.The staff is very helpfull and if there is a problem, they do there very best to solve it. Allmost every day, Miss Hanan asks the guests if ev'ryting is allright ,in order to improve the service.This hotel is price/quality very good.We will shure be back !

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MarinaLodge2012, Manager at Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Dear Eddy,
Thank you for your wonderful comment on your stay at Marina Lodge , It was a pleasure to have you back with us during your last stay with us at Marina Lodge Port Ghalib Hotel . We have shared your comment with our staff. We are thrilled to hear that you will be coming back again and look forward to welcoming you soon with all family member .

Best Regards Amgad Helmy,
Executive Assistant Manager , Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib
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Additional Information about Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib

Address: PO Box 12, Port Ghalib, Marsa Alam, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > Marsa Alam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Marsa Alam
#11 Spa Hotel in Marsa Alam
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Marsa Alam
#15 Luxury Hotel in Marsa Alam
#17 Romantic Hotel in Marsa Alam
#18 Family Hotel in Marsa Alam
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Hotel Class:4 star — Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib 4*
Number of rooms: 203
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